Department for Transport

Latest from the Department for Transport

  1. The Railways (Interoperability) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  2. Aviation update: 27 February 2020
  3. Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2

See all latest documents

What the Department for Transport does

We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

DfT is a ministerial department, supported by 24 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


News and communications

  1. Aviation update: 27 February 2020
  2. Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2
See all news and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Sea passenger statistics 2019: Short sea routes
  2. Sea passenger statistics: data tables (SPAS)
See all research and statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Bernadette Kelly CB
Bernadette Kelly CB
Permanent Secretary
Gareth Davies
Director General Aviation, Maritime, International and Security
Clive Maxwell
Director General High Speed and Major Rail Projects
Polly Payne
Director General Rail Group
Ruth Hannant
Director General Rail Group
Nick Joyce
Director General Resources and Strategy Group
Tricia Hayes
Director General for Roads, Places and Environment Group
Brett Welch
Legal Director
Professor Phil Blythe CEng FIET
DfT Chief Scientific Adviser
Ian King
Lead non-executive director, DfT
Richard Aitken-Davies
Non-executive board member, DfT
Richard Keys
Non-executive board member, DfT
Tracy Westall
Non-executive board member, DfT
Tony Poulter
Non-executive board member, DfT

Contact DfT

Office address and general enquiries

Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
United Kingdom

We aim to respond within 20 working days.

We may send your personal data to other transport organisations if they are best placed to answer your enquiry. Find out more about how DfT looks after any personal data you send us -

Media enquiries

If you're not a member of the media, use the switchboard line
0300 330 3000

Media enquiries: Newsdesk (Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm)
020 7944 3021

Urgent media enquiries out of hours
020 7944 4292

The Department for Transport press office only deals with enquiries from the media.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

FOI Requests
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA
United Kingdom


0300 330 3000

FOI advice team

High profile groups within DfT

  1. Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  2. Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for DfT
  2. Procurement at DfT
  3. Jobs

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